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senator lindsey graham of south carolina has vowed to block votes on both hegel and cia nominee john brennan by invoking the partisan dispute over the deadly attacks on u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. speaking to cbs news, lindsey graham said he would place a hold on the votes unless the white house provides confirmation on its response to the incident. >> i don't think we should allow britain to go forward with the cia directorship, hagel to be confirmed as secretary of defense, until the white house gives us an accounting. what did the president do? >> the pentagon has announced an expansion of benefits offered to gay and lesbian couples. members of the military in same- sex relationships will receive full access to base facilities and groups, as well as joint assignments. but a number of benefits will still be denied, including health-insurance coverage and on base housing. those restrictions are expected to remain in place until the 1996 defense of marriage act is fully repealed. a federal judge has overturned a state law in arizona barring funding for the reproductive service
in germany and the cia never called the fbi for weeks wanting the results of the interview before they made their assessments. we are going back to the pre9/11 mentality of where we treat this as a law enforcement function and the fbi and cia never talked to each other which is dangerous. benghazi was system failure before, during and after. >> chris: senate republicans also talking about holding up the nomination of john brennan the president's chief counter terrorism advisor to head the cia and rand paul your colleague who will be on after the break says one of the things he wants to be sure is that a president can't order a drone attack against an american citizen without a judicial review. is senator paul wrong? >> i think the worst thing in the world is to have the courts decide who to target in the war on terrorism. courts are not military commanders. the commander in chief has the right under law and authorization to use military force to designate the enemy. i think we do need drones to patrol our borders but i don't think you need a drone to attack an al-qaeda operative within the
sands pipeline. they asked me to say this. cia. cowboys and indians alliance. that is what it stands for. are you with me? cia. come on. ♪ on me. c.i.a. c.i.a., c.i.a. ♪ight" fun.] ♪ >> county, washington. -- howdy. i bring greetings from the first nation communities in british columbia, canada. firstly, as my first nations protocol of respect, i must thank mustkayak of the indian nation for allowing us to do business in their traditional territories and for their warm letter of welcome. -- thank you chief kayak. i am jacki thomas from saik'uz first mission. i have been a member of government for many years. i am a member of a proud plan. it is my responsibility to take care of the water. each plan has the responsibility and we all work in unison to restore this great land that we live on. this traditional government system i am a part of has survived generations and generations of attacks to assimilate us, but my traditional government system is alive and well. it will continue to be alive and well into the future. [applause] i am a mother of four and a grandmother of one. i was
. on their face i don't expect the senate to reject mr. brennan for cia chief, and despite mr. hagel's troubles in the confirmation hearing, i don't expect he will be blocked as a matter of substance or his performance in the hearings. but it is true that if a couple of senators decide to hold things up because they want more answers, it gives the administration a choice. it can either go to bat against the republicans and say they're being unreasonable, they're being political, they need to back down, or they could make a decision we just want to get this thing through, let's try to give them enough information to satisfy them and get it over with. jon: a mouthpiece for the administration in this situation said these are critical national security positions, and individual members -- meaning senators -- shouldn't play politics with their nominations. but isn't that what happens at every nomination, the senators trot out their list of wants, you know, information wise from the administration and use some leverage? >> yes, i mean -- well, jon, that's what advise and consent ultimately means. it
to oppose his nominees for top cabinet slots at the pentagon and cia. republican senator lindsey graham threatened to hold up those picks until the white house delivers more information about the attacks in benghazi. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward for the cia directorship, hagel to be confirmed as secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting, did the president ever pick up the phone and call anyone in the libyan government to help these folks? what did the president do? yes, i'm going to ask my colleagues just like they did with john bolton, joe biden said, no confirmation without information. no confirmation without information. >> you are saying that you are going to block the nominations -- you're going to block them from coming to a vote until you get an answer? >> yes. >> now, john mccain has already think that he doesn't think republicans ought to filibuster this. what will you do? you're just going to put a hold on it? >> yeah, i'm not filibustering. this is a national security failure of monumental proportions, and i'm not going to st
recommend the office, because it doesn't include the department of defense, cia, the fbi, most importantly local and state officials. the question really before the committee is, as the strategic plan included enough to be able to really secure the homeland? i pointed to issues. al qaeda has said in a public statement that the goal is to collapse the economy of the united states. that's what i have said. and i think that the committee has to remember that within the context that if we waste money or carry out an ineffective program, that draws too much money unnecessarily, they we're actually turning out the mission of al qaeda. that's why this committee's work is so important. and cycling i want to point to the issue of drug traffic on our southern border. precisive as the ranking member did. this is a serious danger to the united states and remain so and is growing. the cartels are extremely vicious. they threaten members of the constituency, not only in the southern border but across the united states. the young people who are really becoming addicted, and this is not a voluntary matter
.c. at the c.i.a. >> roger, it's used for what? surveillance? it's also capable of attack. >> its primary original purpose was surveillance. it was armed in 2001. the aircraft we're seeing here is the very first one to be armed. it is the first one to fire a hell fire in combat. the first combat kill with a predator was this aircraft behind you. >> it was used in what year? >> 2001 in afghanistan. >> the next one we want to talk about is the shadow up here. >> the shadow is another current u.a.v. in service, unmanned aerial vehicle. the shadow is designed for field forces. this is tactical reconnaissance and a very small aircraft designed to be used at a divisional company, even platoon level. >> i imagine because this one is smaller, it's easier to be camouflaged too? >> it's very hard to see. doesn't have to get very high before it is impossible to see from the ground. >> j.u.-cast looks like something from star wars. >> it is the only one of its aircraft that is truly unmanned. it can take off and fly as a robot. this one is designed as a bomber, designed to fly a mission on its own wi
brennan, the choice for c.i.a. director. graham demanded more information on the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libya. today, white house, spokesman jay carney rejected any delay. >> what is unfortunate here is the continuing attempt to politicize an issue -- in this case through nominees that themselves had nothing to do with bengs ay and to do so so in a way that does harm to our national security interest. senator hagel, mr. brennan, they need to be confirmed. they're highly qualified candidates for their posts. >> sreenivasan: any effort to hold up the hagel and brennan nominations would wait until they reach the floor of the senate. former u.s. army staff sergeant clinton romesha received the nation's highest military decoration this afternoon, the medal of honor. on october 3, 2009, in northeastern afghanistan, he and 50 other americans were attacked by 300 taliban fighters at combat outpost keating. he led a desperate day-long battle despite being wounded, and killed at least ten insurgents himself. at the white house today, president obama said romesha risked his life to re
no bones about it over the weekend. he has threatened to block president obama's picks for cia director, john brennan and for defense secretary, chuck hagel unless the president provides more information on the september 2012 attack on our consulate in benghazi, libya. listen to this. >> how could they say after panetta and dempsey said it was a terrorist attack that night, how could the president say for two weeks after the attack it was the result of a video? how could susan rice come on to show to say there is no evidence of a terrorist attack when sick tear of defense and joint chiefs knew that that night? i think that was a misleading narrative three weeks before our election. >> he is hanging onto this in a big way. joining me, kt mcfarland, fox news security analyst . what do you think he is saying, kt? >> what he is talking about is the most significant part. and that is the president had nothing to do with this. that the secretary of defense and the chairman of joint chiefs of staff now said at the beginning of this attack american embassy under attack, american ambassador gone
hagel and brennan, defense and cia, just in the last week their performance in front of the committees that have to confirm them has been pretty poor. that's, you know, not my judgment. that's the judgment, as well, of senators on both sides of the aisle. my guess is if you look at what the president's motives are for picking chuck headachel l-- chu hagel, he wants the republican to be the foil for what he wants to do with the defense department which will do serious damage to the department. it looks to me that the president has made choices in part based on people who won't argue with him. >> we'll have much more of that interview ahead. the former vice president will talk about the use of water boarding and his relationship with former president george w. bush. >>> 24 hours after the bombshell announcement that pope benedict is resigning, the focus now turns to choosing his successor. benedict is the first pope in six centuries to step down. his last day is february 28. and this morning there are new reports about the pope's health. allen pizzay is in vat cal city. dow corning. >> r
of the cia will forever be remembered for the blows that we struck against al qaeda and perhaps the greatest intelligence success in american history, delivering justice to osama bin laden. [applause] by then, leon had every right to expect that he could return home, and i admit that when we first asked him to lead the pentagon, his answer was simple -- no. but i kept asking him. i am persistent. that is how michelle married me. i just kept at it, and it is a testament to his patriotism, to his sense of duty that leon agreed to serve on this one last tour. perhaps it was the memory of his parents opening their homes up to g.i.'s headed to the pacific. perhaps it was leon, who served himself, a young lieutenant in the army. perhaps it was the experience of watching his youngest son deployed to afghanistan. what we do know is this -- as our nation's's 23rd secretary of defense, in every action leon panetta has taken, every decision he has made has been with one goal in mind -- taking care of our sons and our daughters in uniform and keeping america safe. just think of the progress under his wa
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around him, too. with respect to chuck hagel and brennan, the defense and cia just in the last week their o performance in front of the committees that have to confirm them has them has been pretty poor and not not in my judgment that's the th judgment as well of senators on both sides of the aisle.f the my guess is if you look to put th the president's motives for picking chuck hagel i think he wants the republican to go be -- chu the foil if you will for what heic wants to do to the defense department, do serious damage to our military capabilities.ous it looks to me that the da president has made choices in part based on people who won't part b argue with him. mor >> we'll have much more of the vice pr interview, the former vice use o president will talk about the water use of waterboarding and his relationship with former he president george w. bush. >>> 24 hours after the bombshell announcement pope benedict is in resigning, the focus turns to down. his successor. his last day is february 8th and this morning there are new reports about the pope's health. a a
vowed to hold up his secretary of defense nominee, chuck hagel, and his cia director nominee john brennan. >> i interviewed mitch mcconnell tonight on our show. he was very definite. he said we are not going to have any revenue increases. and he also said no last-minute dpoeshg on the sequester. that was a tough thought. >> stylistically some interesting things to look for. it's a speech led by a new chief speechwriter and we haven't mentioned this point -- >> the president with sonia sotomayor, the first latina justice, elana kagan. >> it's includes ted nugent, texas congressman invited as his guest, and tony bennett, the guest of nancy pelosi. >> i was on the plane today with tony bennett, and it was a thrill. it was great. >> an illustration of how politics, political alliance has changed. the mrez shook hands with joe man chon, he will be on our program after this. joe manchian was shown firing a gun into the obama health agenda and now he is trying to work with the president. >> who has taken a marked turn in his view, you could argue that since newtown. we'll take a brief pa
of all, when leon panetta was nominated to be the cia director, i talked to a number of forced personnel in various parts of the world and they were concerned because he didn't have a background in intelligence and i said my eighth response was anyone who has been chief of staff to the president of the united states can handle anyone in the united states government, and of course he went on to prove that because so much so for his next position he was confirmed 100 to nothing in the secretary of defense and therefore it is by way of saying obviously our support your nomination. you handled the job of chief of staff very well. and the other thing i wanted to say is there was a problem when you were the chief of staff in that omb was continuing to try to run this country's space program, and i went to you and you started to massage and perhaps is the best way that the nasa administrator scot to run the space program without the omb folks saying you do this, you do that pursuant to directives given in the act which senator rockefeller chairs the commerce committee. and i want to thank you f
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